Small Business Saturday® is a nationwide movement that highlights the importance of supporting small, local businesses during the holiday season.
This year, Fairfax City is kicking off Small Business Saturday® on November 27 in partnership with the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Old Town Fairfax Business Association by hosting a Welcome Station and the 3rd Annual Elf Scavenger Hunt. Small Business Saturday® activities start at 9:00 am with the Welcome Station at Old Town Hall (3999 University Drive) where families can pick up an elf scavenger hunt card; tote bags; enjoy small treats, coffee and cocoa to-go; take a photo and mail their letter to Santa; create their own elf picture frame and have up to three (3) gifts wrapped at no charge all while supplies last until 2:00 pm.
New unwrapped toys will also be collected at the Welcome Station for donation to Toys for Tots. Donated toys can be dropped off at the designated “toy boxes” within Old Town Hall from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Families are then encouraged to go on a scavenger hunt for elves throughout Fairfax City. Elves will be hidden within city businesses and-or in storefront windows. Locate five (5) or more elves by scanning the QR code located next to each elf OR receive a stamp from the businesses on your Elf Scavenger Hunt card. Proof of purchase from one participating business is required to have your name entered to win one of ten gift cards to a participating Fairfax City business of choice valued at $50 each. QR scans OR Elf Scavenger Hunt cards with proof of purchase submissions must be turned in by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 6 to be entered to win. Winners will be drawn on Tuesday, December 7 and notified by email.
Downloadable scavenger hunt card here or visit us on Saturday, November 27 at the Welcome Station from 9am to 2pm at 3999 University Drive to pick up a card. Participating businesses along with specials for Saturday, November 27 include:
|Alpine Ski Shop – Various in store discounts on clothing.||Orangetheory Fairfax Circle – 2 free introductory classes.|
|Brooke’s Bridal & Ball||Ornery Beer Company – 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages.|
|Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates – Get a free chocolate leaf with any purchase over $10.||OSA Martial Arts – Uniform included with registration.|
|Corner Coffee House – 15% off any item from breakfast and lunch menus.||Pacers Running – Gift card promotions.|
|Dante Salon and Wellness Spa – $20 off services $60 (or more) for new clients.||Patriots Pub & Grill – $9.99 steak and cheese w/unlimited toppings and any side.|
|DIY Scent Studio – 20% off any purchase.||Siri Om Yoga Studio & Wellness – $49 for unlimited yoga for the 1st month ($135/mth afterwards with a 3 mth minimum agreement.|
|Epiphany Pilates – Book a free Taste of Pilates!||Spokes Etc.|
|Fairfax Surf Shop – $10 Fairfax Surf Shop tee shirts all day and FREE Fairfax Surf Shop tee shirt with a purchase of $50 or more.||Supernova Dental – Raffle drawing for a gift basket.|
|Fairfax Veterinary Hospital – 20% off the purchase of any anti anxiety related medications or products.||TeaDM – Free boba or any topping with purchase of a drink (does not include seasalt cream).|
|Games & Comics Pair O’Dice||The Standard Barbershop|
|Huntington Learning Center of Fairfax – $75 discount on academic evaluation.||TPG Pediatrics|
|Joy Unlimited||Twins Ace Hardware – Sales and specials noted on acehardware.com.|
|King Kabob – 15% off||Victoria’s Cakery|
|LivLight Weight Loss – Get 2 free BodySlim Pod infrared treatments when you join any medical weight loss program.||Weber’s Pet Supermarket – Free dog treat with Elf Scavenger Hunt card.|
|Mara Hair and Mode Studio – Gift with purchase at any amount.|
For more information read our press release here.